With ever-increasing demands for data services and a strong commitment to providing the best available network performance and quality to its customers, leading Hungarian operator Magyar Telekom, of the Deutsche Telekom Group, has selected Ericsson to undertake a complete overhaul of its radio access network.
The overhaul will significantly decrease Magyar Telekom’s operational costs while further expanding mobile broadband service performance and coverage.
Ericsson will transform Magyar Telekom’s 2G and 3G networks using the multi- standard RBS 6000 radio access network, which will also be ready for 4G/LTE functionality once licenses have been allocated.
Our partner, Ericsson, will make sure our network will meet the most demanding expectations and help us to stay on top in Hungary. It is also makes sense for us to prepare our network for easy introduction of LTE functionality by using Ericsson’s multi-standard network”, said Istvan Maradi, chief technology officer of Magyar Telekom.
We believe in Magyar Telekom’s wise decision to introduce a multi-standard technology when the aging 2G network needs a strong boost. This will bring both a reduction in OPEX and a better user experience, while also preparing the network to meet the ever-growing demand for mobile broadband. This is a prestigious obligation for us and we will make every effort to meet our customers’ expectations”, said Nils de Baar, head of Global Account for DT Group at Ericsson.
Ericsson Hungary celebrates 100 years in Hungary in 2011. Ericsson has the largest R&D operation in the country.
This great win further emphasizes the importance of our long presence in the country and strong focus on technology leadership. With the agreement with Magyar Telekom, Ericsson has teamed up with the market leading operator once again in Hungary”, said Emil Nilsson, head of Customer Unit Central Europe and president of Ericsson Hungary.
By TelecomLead.com Team